Access to medicines
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Commentary: Group opposes Thailand joining trade agreement that is adverse to women & subsistence farmers
Author: Suluck Lamubol, Asia Times
"Women's group opposes Thailand joining CPTPP", 5 September 2018...
Civil society orgs. argue Asia-Pacific trade agreement likely to have adverse impact on labour rights, access to medicines, food & healthcare, if ratified
Author: Pavan Kulkarni, News Click (India)
"Organizations oppose Secretive Negotiations Around RCEP Trade Agreement", 20 Jul 2018...
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Novartis responds to concerns raised about the social & environmental impacts of its business practices
On 2 April, the German-Swiss newspaper TagesWoche published an article about Novartis' decision to name Shannon Klinger chief of ethics and compliance and elevate the function to be part of the executive board following concerns raised about its...
At Novartis, corporate responsibility (CR) is central to how we run our business. Our CR strategy supports our company mission to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of...
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China: Doctor arrested for describing Chinese medicinal tonic that was banned for false advertising as ‘poison’
Author: Louise Moon, South China Morning Post
A Chinese doctor [Tan Qindong] is under investigation for describing as “poison” a “medicinal liquor” that has repeatedly been banned over false claims about its health benefits…after receiving a complaint from the Hongmao Wine company, Beijing Youth...
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